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ryan and marco rubio at the american enterprise institute where they took on that challenge. >> both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. let's be really clear, republicans must steer far clear of that trap. >> i have heard it suggested that the problem is that the american people have changed. that too many people want things from government. but i'm still convinced that the overwhelming majority of our people just want what my parents had, a chance. >> george will, i think marco rubio used the phrase, middle-class, more than two dozen times in that speech. >> yeah, usually the forgotten middle class and it's all we talk about. is the forten middle class. the republicans' problem is the national problem, the sense of stagnation among americans who are not on the ladder of upward mobility. right now, the widening disparities. health care costs and the cost of that which puts you on the ladder, the cost of college. in about four, five weeks, we are going to pass a milestone, a trillion dollars of student debt. more than credit card debt in this country. t
it. >> reporter: republicans, like rising star senator marco rubio, say raising taxes on the wealthy is the wrong approach. >> the tax increases he wants would fail to make even a small dent in the debt. it would hurt middle-class businesses and the people who work for them. >> reporter: so, that's the major holdup, taxes. republicans and democrats deeply divided. >> there's nothing going on privately that's not going on public. >> reporter: amidst the political posturing, there may actually be a chance for compromise on medicare. president obama says he's open to raising the age when seniors can start receiving benefits, from 65 to 67. according to one study, that would save almost $6 billion a year. president obama travels, today, to the business roundtable, where he'll address ceos of leading companies, folks who are closely watching this fiscal cliff drama. paula? rob? >> drama, indeed. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> and a top republican may be among president obama's choice for his reshuffled cabinet. former senator chuck hagel of nebraska is said to be
an unbalanced plan that actually lowers rates for the wealthiest americans. >> republican florida senator marco rubio said tax increases will not reduce the nation's $16 trillion debt. >>> officials for the proposed sonoma rail transit project or smart train are looking to get $16.6 million in federal fund to go buy more train cars. today the press democrat reports money otherwise would be used for local pedestrian and bicycle paths. it is committed to go to cloversdale and larkspur but beyond that more rail cars would be needed to carry the load. the request is not sitting well with bicyclist advocates because it would take away about two-thirds of their federal funding, setting back plans to build bike paths another five years. >>> three women who dined at a stockton car room said the bill was outrageous but not because of the price. christina and her two friends are mad about a remark that was typed on to their receipt by their server, named jeff. it red "fat girls." they know some people will chuckle when they see the story but they want people to know how much the comment hurt. the manager
plan that actually lowers rates for the wealthiest americans. >> republican florida senator marco rubio said tax increases will not reduce the nation's $16 trillion debt. >>> officials for the proposed sonoma-marin rail transit project or smart train are looking to get $16.6 million in federal fund to go buy more train cars. today the press democrat reports money otherwise would be used for local pedestrian and bicycle paths. smart train is committed to go to cloversdale and larkspur, but beyond that more rail cars would be needed to carry the load. the request is not sitting well with bicyclist advocates because it would take away about two-thirds of their federal funding, setting back plans to build bike paths another five years. >> new this morning, three women who dined at a stockton car room said the bill they received was outrageous but not because of the price. christina and her two friends are mad about a remark that was typed on to their receipt by their server, named jeff. it read "fat girls." they know some people will chuckle when they see the story but they want people to k
for the wealthy americans. >> marco rubio says it will not reduce the nation's $16 trillion debt. >> officials for the proposed sonoma marin smart train are looking to get federal funding to buy more train cars. smart train is committed to go to cloverdale and larkspur but more rail cars would be needed. they report that money force the cars would come out of the budget for pedestrian and bicycle paths. bicycle advocates say it will take away two-thirds of their funding setting the plan back five years. >> three women who dined at a stockton card room saying the bill they received was outrageous not because of the price. christina and two friends are mad about a remark typed on to that receipt. a server, says it reads, fat girl. though wanted people to know how much the comment hurt. the manager who was on duty ordinary them a 25% discount to make it up to them and 50% and now his boss is offering a public apology and making changes at the restaurant. >> i still can't believe that somebody would put that on a receipt. >> i just want to tell them we are seven serial sorry for that and it will n
is having its inaugural conference and people like paul ryan and marco rubio are speaking at it, you look at their speeches, it's all about the war on poverty. it's all about strengthening civil society. you look at these ideas, he said that this is something that we could do. strangely there's a war on poverty campaign that democrats and republicans could find common ground. >> what gives me hope that we had an election that was hard-fought. in the end, the american people basically made a statement that they believe in government, they believe that government can still help solve programs. they believe it's government's job to focus on those most in need. >> look, i think -- i agree. the american people, i think, told us they want us to work together. the great thing about our system is, over time the will of american people always works through it. you got some checks and some balances. but in the end, politicians do what people tell them to do. >> i think you got a public employee going above and beyond the call of duty to help a homeless person just makes me think our government work
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